Carrier rental allows you to take a carrier home with you for a two or four week period, to help you find the carrier’s place in your lifestyle. Each carrier rental benefits from free unlimited swaps, so if for any reason you would like to try another, you can exchange at any open session until your rental period is over. There is no limit to the amount of carriers you can have out on rental at any one time, and all rental fees are the same regardless of the new price of the carrier itself.
Rental fees are £6 for two weeks or £10 for four weeks.
Parents of multiples get additional rentals half price.
Carrier rental is available at all of our free drop in sessions, at booked appointments, and by arrangement. There is a selection of nearly 250 carriers to choose from. All rental carriers can be picked up from sling library sessions and rentals include support with using your carrier, safety information and online instructions. Occasionally we can arrange postal rental but we strongly recommend face to face help and carrier fitting.
All of our carriers are listed on our online resource here – and can be booked in or out at sessions. You can see the availability of the collection online, or contact us if you would like to rent something specific.
If you are coming to a session and planning to rent, please register online with the sling library system before you arrive – this can speed up the rental process hugely. Once you have registered, you can renew online, or log in to see your rental details and return date anytime.
Drop in sessions can be busy, and there can be a wait to be seen as we balance the needs of all our users. Fast track is available for those who wish to pick up rentals at drop in sessions without waiting for fittings and advice. Perhaps you have used the library before, or know what you want to rent for a holiday or special event. Perhaps you learn better figuring it out for yourself and just need our support as a back up. Our fast track form can assess what carrier might work for you and give you a place to start. Please note we cannot guarantee availability of any specific carrier using fast track rental. Please use our fast track form prior to your visit and we will be in touch. You will need o be a registered user on the sling library system before picking up your rental so please sign up here.